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Barca, United win Champions League clashes

7 Apr

To the surprise of almost no one, Barcelona dismantled Shakhtar, 5-1, in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal.  The Catalan side got goals from five different players and Lionel Messi was not one of them.  Andres Iniesta, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Seydou Keita and Xavi found the back of the net.  Shakhtar looked likely to level the game after Iniesta’s second minute strike, but Alves’ goal squashed any chance of a comeback.

In London, Wayne Rooney’s first half strike gave Manchester United a 1-0 victory over a lackluster Chelsea side.  He managed not to curse at the camera after scoring, but that didn’t stop him from earning a two-match ban for his outburst from the weekend.  Anyways, United looked the better side for much of the game, although Edwin Van Der Sar did have to make several stellar saves, including a couple on one Fernando Torres.  Of course, the game wouldn’t be complete without some controversy as Patrice Evra took down Ramires in the box in stoppage time.  Evra did not even come close to getting the ball, but the ref waved play on.  No penalty, no free kick, nothing.  Pretty clear penalty if you want my opinion.  Well, regardless, Chelsea still has the best opportunity of the four losing quarterfinalists to make up the one goal deficit (everyone else has a margin of at least three).

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Real, Schalke roll in Champions League quarters

5 Apr

Well, Peter Crouch played an important part in today’s match, but not like I thought he would.  The striker was sent off for a second yellow 15 minutes into the game and Real cruised to a 4-0 win over Tottenham.  No three-goal miracle from Gareth Bale this time!  Real got the scoring started with a fourth minute goal from Emmanuel Adebayor and never looked back.  It was only a one-goal game at the half, but goals from Adebayor, Cristiano Ronaldo and Angel Di Maria put the game beyond doubt.  The second leg will be at White Hart Lane, but I don’t think Tottenham has that kind of comeback in them.

Meanwhile, in Italy, Schalke demolished Inter, 5-2.  Who woulda thunk it?  Inter opened the scoring in the first minute on a ridiculous volley from Dejan Stankovic from close to half field.  It didn’t seem to bode well for Schalke, but the German side responded twice to one goal deficits and much like Real, poured in the goals in the second half. Joel Matip opened the scoring for Schalke, while Edu added two of his own.  Raul added to his incredible Champions League tally of 70 goals (!) with a strike of his own.  An own goal from Inter’s Andrea Ranocchia completed the Italian side’s misery.  I don’t think anyone thought Schalke would come into the San Siro and beat the crap out of the defending champs.  Well done, Schalke, now just make sure you keep up the intensity in the second leg.

Champions League results – Sept. 28

29 Sep

Last year’s finalist Bayern Munich escaped Basel with a 2-1 win, thanks to a 89th minute winner from Bastian Schweinsteiger. Meanwhile, Spartak Moscow and Shakhtar Donetsk both cruised to 3-0 victories. English sides Chelsea and Arsenal both posted wins and Ajax and Milan played to a 1-1 draw. Real Madrid left it late, but emerged a 1-0 winner over Auxerre.  Roma defeated CFR Cluj, 2-1.

Tuesday’s Results
Basel 1 (Frei 18)
Bayern 2 (Schweinsteiger 56-pen, 89)

Auxerre 0
Real Madrid 1 (Di Maria 81)

Spartak Moskva 3 (Ari 34, 61, Ibson 89)
Zilina 0

Partizan 1 (Cléo 33-pen)
Arsenal 3 (Arshavin 15, Chamakh 71, Squillaci 82)

Ajax 1 (El Hamdaoui 23)
AC Milan 1 (Ibrahimović 37)

Roma 2 (Mexes 69, Boriello 71)
CFR Cluj 1 (Rada 78)

Braga 0
Shakhtar Donetsk 3 (Luiz Adriano 56, 72, Douglas Costa 90+2-pen)

Chelsea 2 (Terry 7, Anelka 28-pen)
Marseille 0

Arsenal, Chelsea dominate in first group game

16 Sep

Well, Arsenal wasted no time in dismantling Braga. The Gunners got on the board in the ninth minute with a Cesc Fabregas penalty and never looked back in a 6-0 win. Fellow Premier League side Chelsea also encountered little resistance in a 4-1 win over Žilina. Bayern Munich, last year’s runner-up, earned a 2-0 win over Roma with late goals from Thomas Müller and Miroslav Klose. Six of the eight Wednesday games were shutouts.

Bayern 2 (Müller 79, Klose 83)
Roma 0

CFR Cluj 2 (Rada 9, Traore 12)
Basel 1 (Stocker 45+2)

Marseille 0
Spartak Moscow 1 (Azpilicueta 81 – og)

Žilina 1 (Oravec 55)
Chelsea 4 (Essien 13, Anelka 24, 28, Sturridge 48)

Real Madrid 2 (Anita 31 – og, Higuain 73)
Ajax 0

AC Milan 2 (Ibrahimović 66, 69)
Auxerre 0

Arsenal 6 (Fàbregas 9-pen, 53, Arshavin 30, Chamakh 34, Vela 69, 84)
Braga 0

Shakhtar Donetsk 1 (Srna 71)
Paritzan 0

Barcelona romps, Inter held on day one of action

15 Sep

Defending European champions Inter got more than they bargained for in a 2-2 draw with FC Twente yesterday.  Meanwhile, Barcelona dominated Panathinaikos in a 5-1 victory with little legend Lionel Messi notching two stellar goals.  The Argentine had a chance for a hat trick but had a penalty saved and hit the frame twice.  Valencia also ran riot in their game against Bursapor with a 4-0 win.  Tottenham got their campaign off to a dream start with two goals in the first twenty minutes, but couldn’t hold on and conceded a goal to Werder Bremen on either side of the break. Copenhagen left it late, but Dame D’Noye’s 87th minute goal clinched a 1-0 win over Rubin. Despite all the goals everywhere else, Manchester United and Rangers played to a 0-0 draw.

Werder Bremen 2 (Almeida 43, Marin 47)
Tottenham 2 (Pasanen 12 – og, Crouch 18)

Twente 2 (Janssen 20, Milito 30 – og)
Inter 2 (Sneijder 13, Eto’o 41)

Lyon 1 (Bastos 21)
Schalke 0

Benfica 2 (Luisão 21, Cardozo 68)
Tel-Aviv 0

Manchester United 0
Rangers 0

Bursapor 0
Valencia 4 (Costa 16, Aduriz 41, Hernandez 68, Soldado 76)

Barcelona 5 (Messi 22, 45, Villa 33, Rodriguez 78, Alves 90+3)
Panathinaikos 1 (Govou 20)

Copenhagen 1 (N’Doye 87)
Rubin 0

Tuesday’s Champions League Results & Wednesday’s Schedule

8 Dec

So, Bayern Munich dominated Juventus, 4-1, to progress to the knockout stage today.  Real Madrid and Milan also secured spots in the round of 16.  CSKA Moskva also advanced with a 2-1 win over Beşiktaş. Wednesday’s clashes will determine the final teams in the knockout stage.  Defending champion Barcelona only needs a draw with Dynamo to advance, while Inter and Rubin battle for that second spot.

Tuesday’s Results
Juventus 1 (Trezeguet 19)
Bayern 4 (Butt 30-pen, Olić 52, Gómez 83, Tymoshchuk 90+2)

Maccabi Haifa 0
Bordeaux 1 (Jussiê 13)

Beşiktaş 1 (Bobô 86)
CSKA Moskva 2 (Krasić 41, Aldonin 90+5)

Wolfsburg 1 (Džeko 56)
Manchester United 3 (Owen 44, 83, 90+1)

Zurich 1 (Gajić 29)
AC Milan 1 (Ronaldinho 64-pen)

Marseille 1 (Lucho 11)
Real Madrid 3 (Cristiano Ronaldo 5, 80, Albiol 60)

Chelsea 2 (Essien 19, Drogba 26)
APOEL 2 (M. Żewłakow 6, Mirosavljević 87)

Atletico Madrid 0
Porto 3 (Bruno Alves 2, Falcao 14, Hulk 76)

Wednesday’s Schedule
Liverpool vs. Fiorentina*
Lyon* vs. Debrecen
Inter vs. Rubin Kazan – 2:30 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)
Dynamo Kiev vs. Barcelona – 2:40 p.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Stuttgart vs. Unirea – 7 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Delayed)
Sevilla* vs. Rangers
Olympiacos vs. Arsenal* – 9 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Delayed)
Standard vs. AZ

Wednesday’s Champions League results

27 Nov

Bordeaux 2 (Fernando 54 , Chamakh 90+4)
Juventus 0

Bayern 1 (Olić 62)
Maccabi Haifa 0

CSKA Moskva 2 (Necid 58, Krasić 66)
Wolfsburg 1 (Džeko 19)

Manchester United 0
Beşiktaş 1 (Tello 20)

Real Madrid 1 (Higuaín 21)
Zurich 0

AC Milan 1 (Borriello 10)
Marseille 1 (Lucho 16)

Porto 0
Chelsea 1 (Anelka 69)

APOEL 1 (Mirosavljević 5)
Atletico Madrid 1 (Simão 62)